Worried that you are leaving it too late to have a baby? This test is for ovarian reserve which estimates your future fertility.
Anti-mullerian hormone, or AMH, is a substance that is produced by granulosa cells in ovarian follicles.
Since Anti-mullerian hormone is produced only in small ovarian follicles, blood levels of this substance have been used to attempt to measure the size of the pool of growing follicles in women.
Research shows that the size of the pool of growing follicles is heavily influenced by the size of the pool of remaining primordial follicles (microscopic follicles in "deep sleep"). Therefore, anti-mullerian hormone blood levels are thought to reflect the size of the remaining egg supply - or ovarian reserve.
Since a considerable proportion of subfertility is due to postponement of childbearing, measurement of ovarian reserve is of interest to women in general. Anti-mullerian hormone is becoming increasingly used in General, Oncology and Assisted Reproduction practice. Assessment of ovarian reserve may provide insight into the remaining number of fertile years a woman has or may predict ovarian reserve prior to IVF treatment.
AMH levels decrease in pre-menopausal women as the quality and number of ovarian follicles decline with age. It cannot measure the actual number of oocytes, but it strongly correlates with the size of the ovarian follicle pool.
This test is for women who may be postponing having children due to their career or whose mothers may have had an early menopause, and who wish to predict the remaining number of fertile years available to them.
There are no signs to tell you how many fertile years you have left which is why this test is important for women who are postponing motherhood.
We will send you your Anti-Mullerian Hormone finger-prick blood and test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood and sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.
Your Anti-Mullerian Hormone test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.